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In a perfect world, how often would you like to go into the office? Never - Lovin' WFH Life, once/twice a month, once/twice a week, or every day?

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Did anyone watch Mark Read’s COVID update yesterday where he said that he didn’t think a majority of our jobs could be done well remotely on a permanent basis? What does he think has been happening fo… more

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WPP should give a mandatory day off on Nov 3 to vote- no meetings allowed

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So I know everybody is taking about moving away from cities because WFH will presumably become the norm. But my holding company, WPP, is still talking about moving all of us to it’s new WPP campus (I … more

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For a holding company with promotion and raise freezes, sure seeing a lot of top executives being promoted into new roles

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So my office continues to hire but nobody’s getting promoted. My frustration has peaked and I’ve gotten recruited from other agency’s for the position I feel I’ve worked hard to earn internally. But I… more

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Why didn’t Omnicom kill off old timers like DDB or IPG getting rid of FCB or Publicis doing that to Saatchi and Burnett but WPP did?

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How long were you working for a company til you got a pay raise? My annual review is coming up and I'm wondering if it's acceptable to ask for one assuming it goes well? Been in the company a … more

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The year is 2032. WPP consolidates it’s integrated agency VMLJWTWUNAQAY&R-Ogilvy into an integrated team to service its single client, Amazon

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Why is Publicis the only hold co not really laying people off? OPG, WPP, Omnicom, Dentsu and MDC have been a bloodbath. What is Pub doing right (or wrong)?

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Welcome to my fellow WPP agency pros! Let's use this as a community to talk about life at the company. Use the anonymity productively and be nice, please!

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That libel post about someone being a racist at Mindshare was taken down so 😂

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If you leave a job, can you really not join another agency within that holding company for the next 12 months? E.g. if I’m at ogilvy and leave. Can I really not join any WPP agency for the next 12 mon… more

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Anyone feel like WPP in particular is ruining the advertising industry? The other 100 year old agencies at other holding companies seem to be doing just fine.

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Given the WPP fiasco on the merger and name change, wouldn’t all clients think that if WPP is doing such a bad job on their own branding, they would now be tempted to stay away from WPP shops as far a… more

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Comment one thing you like about your WPP agency and why. Despite all the craziness of the last few months, working remote has brought many agency teams closer together.

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What’s one thing you know now that you wish you would’ve known when you started out in the industry?

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Does anyone understand the difference between the agency networks? I'm met by my leadership with a lot of conversion about how to solve big client asks with "the best of WPP"... But I do… more

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Mental health day emails that are comprised of lists of life hacks, apps and panel discussions feel like added work. A consideration: structural changes, like a top down requirement that everyone shut… more

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Has anyone in the US market successfully transferred within WPP to international markets? Specifically looking to transition US to UK via Inter-agency Tier 2 Visa. Any and all advice welcome!

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Has anyone at WPP ever received a “discretionary bonus?” And have you ever asked for RSP or other benefits beyond a gym discount and a free data plan... 🤔💀

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thoughts on Mindshare NYC office?

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Most exciting WPP agency to work for right now?

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How’s the pharma scene at VMLY&R or Grey? What’s the best pharma agency within WPP right now?

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Here’s how much cash these holding companies had on hand at the end of 2019: OMC $4.3 billion WPP $3.8 billion IPG $1.1 billion What should they do with it during this pandemic?

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Work at a hold co and tired of hearing the ceo’s are in it with us and taking cuts? I call BS on that! They are only reducing salary and will still earn millions. Omnicom John Wren - $19,818,780 in 20… more

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I applied for a job at a WPP agency. It looks like they’re going to send an offer my way. However I definitely stretched the truth in my resume. In the background check what do they look for? Do they … more

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Do you think there are going to be more layoffs at wpp agencies this year?

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got an interview for the advanced analytics for Mindshare NYC office. Any ideas how are the working enviroment?

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Can someone explain to me the process of applying for positions between WPP agencies? I know there’s no-poaching rules to be mindful of, but I’m not really sure of what they are or how they work

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Like this post if your WPP agency has cuts resources to the bone and youre considering resigning.

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What do we think is going to happen to the WPP campus they’re building now that it’s been determined that almost all agency roles can be done from home?

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If you can choose to work anywhere remotely through the conclusion of the covid shutdown, where would you choose to live? Anyone considering moving into suburbia?

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WPP floating desks - WTF??? Worst idea ever. How’s it going for others in the building?

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The end of Ogilvy has come. The name may live on awhile longer, but the company is gone. It took roughly 30 years from acquisition by wpp to demise. But the rot didn’t really set in until the 2010s.

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Whats the best healthcare option for a relatively healthy couple with a toddler( 2 y/o) and only one working parent? CHP1500 SBC, CHP 3000 SBC or POS?

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From Mark Read’s email update on Covid: “the WPP Board and the 19 members of our Executive Committee will each voluntarily take a 20% cut in their salary, initially for the next 3 months” (cont)

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Im a 2nd year tax staff at one of the B4 with 1.5 years of experience. I’m looking to explore other PA companies but the positions ask for 3+ years of experience. Do I have a shot when applying with

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Being pulled in my heart to get a Masters in Public Health. Been a lawyer for 20+ years. Biochem background. Done some biotech patent and then PI. At 55, tired of chasing $$$. Tips? Thoughts?

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Looking to move to Boston: Arnold, Mullen, Hill Holiday... Where should I look, and where should I avoid like the plague?

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heard bcg just gave a $750 wfh stipend? Is this true?

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Downtown Chicago to ORD - ballpark time to get to ORD and through precheck at 4pm on a weekday?

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When you hear the horror stories of your Uber driver getting into an accident and then it happens to you on the way to the airport 😑

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3 nights away from hitting 100 SPG nights this year. And that’s including holiday travel. Should I book rooms for the other 3 nights?

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For anyone that started at big 4 as an Experienced hire, what was your experience like? Was it difficult to adjust?

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Is there any opening at TCS/ amazon/ infosys or mncs or mid sized companies for hr/talent Acquisition?? Can someone refere me? I am serving my np, my last day would be 30th December.

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I am in my first year of work for the Big 4 within Risk Advisory, but want to utilize my finance degree more. Any services that would be easy to switch into , or look elsewhere beyond BIG4?

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From a company culture standpoint, which consulting firms have the best and worst people

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So apparently the $9M fine PWC paid was because one of the partners was banging a client 😂👌🔥

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When your boarding gate gets changed from C to B en route to ORD 🙌🏼

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Got an offer from conversant/epsilon...anyone have any insight on the company environment and culture there? TIA!

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Benefits of a book club to drive capability building and thought leadership for teams?

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Tips on how to change flight from tomorrow to today without paying change fee (United)? Can I just give unconfirmed standby a shot?

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Offered a 22% bump to switch to a smaller firm in mid tier city. Lateral move (M to M) but high likely hood for promotion in the next cycle. Better WLB. Etc. Thoughts?

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How far do you live from your home office? How often do you go in? (pre-pandemic)

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New to media and current associate. Curious about future positions and salary. How much do media supervisors make? (Strategy)

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True story: I quit a big 4 consulting practice 4 weeks in, went to a boutique, and got hired again by the big 4 practice to end up in the Service Line I originally wanted. People from the ...cont

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When you’re “promised” a promotion but don’t get it..do you jump ship?

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Keep forgetting to change the payment method for my Uber's to work and now I'm just waiting all my csr travel credit 😫

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Hi, does anyone know where I can find which client locations are covered in the h1b filing (so that you don’t need LCA for each travel)?

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KPMG fish - I am starting w the firm at the end of the month so don’t have access to this info yet - what kind of time off do you guys get for July 4th? Thurs and Fri? Just Thurs? Thx!

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When the firm pays out your PTO, are taxes withheld at the typical paycheck rate or the higher rate you see with bonuses? Also do firms account for 401K for PTO payout (not the match, your own)?

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Holiday movie list?

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For dev/engineers, is it easier to exit to MBB or FAANG?

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I've been struggling since February to get my WFH setup in a way that works for me. I live in a 2br apartment with my partner so clearing the extra bedroom of distractions (we used it as a video and tabletop gaming room) was an easy choice. Unfortunately my productivity is much lower than it ever was at the office. I don't really get distracted at home, but I'm not getting as much done either. Anyone else still stuck like this? My company doesn't provide budget for home office either :/

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Ok rich or going to be rich fishes. I need advice on a 9-5 job vs freelance. My partner is the primary earner makes 400k all in including bonuses. Has a pretty steady job. Puts in 50-60 hrs a week. I earn 145k all in at steady 9-5 job. My job is less demanding. Probably 20/30 hrs a week. My question is if I should go freelance and using his benefits open an LLC. I might earn half the ant but can write off some tax stuff and free up time to put my hands on other things like real estate etc. cont

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If you start a career at a new company and are pregnant, do you get maternity leave? I know some companies say you have to work at the company for a year

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After 3 weeks of vacation... I'm thinking I'll realistically be 50% productive tomorrow at best.

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Does every big 4 firm have Management Consulting?

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